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About this show

In "Bell of the Ball Bearings," you can ride your bike to the theater and not worry about locking it outside. In fact, you can keep your eye on it during the show. It'll be parked onstage and made part of the set. Belle of the Ball Bearings is a one-woman musical by Elizabeth Battersby (concept, book), Caroline Murphy (lyrics), and Youn-Young Park (music). It's inspired by Ms. Battersby's life experience as a bike racer, bike shop owner, bike messenger, and soul mate to everyone who lives life on two wheels. "Quicksilver" meets "Pump Boys & Dinettes" Elizabeth Battersby, the former owner of Fort Greene Cycles, a repair shop in Brooklyn, sets her musical in 1995, "when computers were just coming in and New York City was a little more interesting." She portrays unique and memorable personalities that include Bike Mechanics, Bicycle messengers, a Scottish Grandmother, a Mom, Rabbi, and a Veteran. Bring your messenger bag and courier tickets and see the show for $5.00. Show your USCF license, or bring your bike and get a Belle of the Ball Bearings water bottle.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Theater for the New City, Off-Off-Broadway